Exclusive waterfront real estate, luxury homes and lots are the main market attractions when it comes to Isle of Palms, SC homes for sale. Beach houses and lots are available for purchase as well. Explore available properties below, use our search tool, and contact us today for Isle of Palms beach houses for sale. Beautiful properties can be found in Isle of Palms or nearby either beachfront, or along the Instracoastal Waterway, or on one of the numerous local tidal creeks and bays. Choose among lots ready for new construction, newly constructed homes, preexisting oceanfront or waterfront homes, or remove one of the older homes and build your dream house on this island where ocean breezes prevail and majestic live oaks inspire. Jimmy Carroll can help you find your dream home!
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Get to Know The Area
Middle Isle of Palms
The middle section of the Isle of Palms runs from 21st Ave to 41st. Ave. It includes the front beach and runs to the back of the island with deep water homes and a wide variety of homes in the middle of the island. Included in this area, is the pride of the city: the Isle of Palms Recreation Center featuring a lighted basketball court, 2 lighted exterior tennis courts, 2 baseball fields of which one is lighted, and a lighted soccer field, not to mention a very cool bark park for island dogs to play together. Inside the recreation center is an indoor multi-purpose room which handles basketball, table tennis, and so much more. Other rooms have programs that cover everything from new moms to senior citizens with tons of daily workout programs. Visit www.iop.net and look under recreation. At the end of 41st Ave is the Isle of Palms Marina which has a boat launch, marina store, docks with fuel, and a restaurant. There are numerous outdoor activities for hire: boats, paddle boards, eco tours, jet skis and more. The main boulevard on this section of the island is Highway 703 which runs along the ocean. Public parking is allowed along both sides of the road, single file, parallel parking only. The interior of this section of the island is resident parking only. The city moved to make the island more resident-friendly and not be overrun with day visitor parking in the interior of the island which has resulted in a real neighborhood feel to these communities.
North End Isle of Palms
The north end of the Isle of Palms has a main boulevard that runs up to 57th Ave. Going up Palm, there are secluded dead-end Avenues that are resident parking only. Day visitors can only park along one side of Palm Blvd. Included on the north end is the world class Wild Dunes Resort, complete with single family homes, cottages, condos, townhouses, and multi-story condos. The Wild Dunes has 2 golf courses, the Harbor Course and the Links which runs in places along the Ocean, not to mention a first class tennis complex and swimming pools. Plus, there are two hotels within the gates of this exclusive resort. There are so many types of homes on the north end, oceanfront, interior, waterfront and marsh front. Truly, the island has something to offer for anyone looking for an island home.
South End Isle of Palms
The south end of the Isle of Palms runs from Breach Inlet down to 10th Ave. It is the older section of the island and has the least amount of day visitors. There is no day visitor parking along Ocean Boulevard by reason of restrictive covenants which were installed by the developer of Ocean Blvd. The city has restricted day visitor parking between Ocean Boulevard and Carolina Boulevard; the rest is restricted to resident parking only. This end of the island is probably the easiest to get to and is comprised of older beach bungalows and multi-million dollar beachfront homes and is sometimes referred to as “Millionaire’s Row.” It ends at 10th Avenue where the oceanfront town center is located that features several restaurants, shops, and a fishing pier.
The Isle of Palms really didn’t originate until Dr. Joseph Lawrence purchased the then-called Long Island in 1898 and renamed it the Isle of Palms. He had a railway company that brought guests to his new resort along a trolly line from Mt Pleasant to the Isle of Palms. In 1912, James Sottile built a beach pavilion and amusement park to make the Isle of Palms a destination spot popular for Charlestonians. Slowly, small cottages were built on the southern end of the island and in 1929, the Cooper River Bridge was built to help get more visitors to the island. In the mid 1940’s, J.C. Long bought the remaining undeveloped portion of the island and then started building homes for the returning vets from WWII. J.C. Long also built motels, motorcourts and duplexes to encourage vacationing guests. J.C. Long was a forerunner of a mixed use development with both year-round residents and summer vacationers. It remained a small bedroom community with seasonal rentals until 1975 when Sea Pines bought the northern end of the Isle of Palms and created the Isle of Palms Beach and Racquet Club, thereby making the island known as a world class vacation destination point.
Isle of Palms Today
Today, the island is made up of about 1/3 residents, 1/3 second home owners, and 1/3 vacation rentals. Visitors and full-time residents alike can enjoy a sense of community that is rare in a beach resort town. The Isle of Palms’ city government and its residents have worked tirelessly to balance the sense of Old Charleston’s historic preservation with the needs of beach development and growth. They’ve succeeded in conserving the quaint neighborhood-feel of the southern end of the island where in the winter months, there are almost as many golf carts as there are cars on the roads, while at the same time, providing a recreation center for residents and tourists, and a full service marina with restaurants, paddle board and jet ski rentals. On the northern end of the island, the Wild Dunes, a gated community offers two world-class champion golf courses designed by Tom Fazio, fabulous restaurants, and all of the amenities one would expect from a luxury resort.
Location, Location, Location
Virtually any Isle of Palms beach houses for sale are in the perfect location. All of the attractions noted above are offered just minutes away from historic downtown Charleston, one of America’s oldest cities, where one can walk down cobblestone roads on fabulous guided tors of the pre and post-colonial South. A foodie heaven, connoisseurs and seafood lovers alike can din at one of Charleston’s numerous award-winning restaurants. Those who don’t want to drive downtown can appreciate the local charm of nearby Old Mount Pleasant where one can still pull a chair up to an old fashioned soda fountain and order a malt or relax and watch the spectacular sunsets at one of the waterside restaurants in Shem Creek, home to one of the areas last fishing boat fleets.
Jimmy Carroll is well-informed of the opportunities available in the Isle of Palms real estate market. Get in touch for assistance finding the latest oceanfront homes for sale on Isle of Palms!